As you can probably tell, I am a 5’1 adult male living in a world of criticism and insolence. All this seems terrible; correct? Well, actually no because I stand strong and I survive the attacks aimed at me. To elaborate on this, I will explain my optimistic concept. Call it what you will: acts of a syndrome, a silly idea, what have you. I will attempt to speak my honest words.
Being a shorter male, I am sometimes laughed, disregarded, rejected, or betrayed, etc. Witnessing these things really impacted me immensely. I dwelled on these things then the epiphany hit me. It explicates that being a shorter male is a blessing. Why? Because it grants him resilience, determination, and understanding. This is a situation that involves “Every setback is an opportunity for a comeback.” This was stated by Pastor Osteen. That is what being a short man means: Never giving up and appreciating the situation, no matter what it is.
Always know that various important figures throughout time were short males. There was the lawyer and leader, Mahatma Gandhi; the great entrepreneur, Andrew Carnegie; along with the passionate adventurer, Captain John Smith, the list goes on. It is even said that Jesus of Nazareth was short! I also need to include another leader, Martin Luther King Jr. All these individuals that I have enumerated followed the optimistic notion.
Also, this is for those of you who are open to faith. As a Christian, just know that God watches over you. I have studied different faiths and philosophies, and I believe that God in the Christian context is the complex being of justice and righteousness. This being always supports the “underdog,” of which could be the shorter man.
Let me end off by saying: never give up and love yourself. If someone tries putting you down, turn the left cheek and walk away, just as what Jesus of Nazareth did!
Heck, just earlier today at university, someone spat a piece of gum on my favorite sweater today; I don’t know if this was an accident or on purpose! But you want to know what I did? I went to the restroom, washed it off, and went through the day smoothly!
To all: have a blessed day!